Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
09/17/2013, by John Kincaid
There are 3 key purposes as we approach this type of meditation and prayer.
Lesson 39: Meditation and Prayer, Part 2
1st Purpose: Meditate on God with God: flood your mind with thoughts about God’s character, majesty, goodness, glory, everything infinitely magnificent about Him. Don’t just read about God in a theology book. Speak directly to God as you adore Him.
David wrote Psalm 8:1 “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”
2nd Purpose: Meditate on God’s Word in God’s Word: study Scripture with the goal of knowing God’s will so that we can do it.
Our goal for Bible study should never be to puff up our pride, or to win arguments, or to satisfy our curiosity. Only God can explain to us the meaning of His truth.
Only God can teach us to pray when our minds are blank. Only God can reveal His will to us. He wants to help us get to know Him and love Him; it delights Him.
About This Series
The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21
- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.